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How to Migrate Windows Deployment Services to a new Server

Step 1

Stop both WDS Services

 Step 2

Copy your RemoteInstall directory. By default its located C:RemoteInstall (REMINST) unless you changed your directory.

Step 3

Navigate to your new server where your will be copying the files to.

Quick tip: You can navigate to your servers C: from your old server. Open up a run command or in explorer adddress bar and type \servernameC$

Step 4

Paste the directory into the new servers RemoteInstall directory.

Step 5

Start WDS and all your images, drivers, etc should be there!

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Cory Fiala

Technology and outdoor enthusiast. Currently the sole systems administrator for a local K-12 school district with 800+ staff and 5,500+ students. I support windows servers, Linux systems (FreeBSD and Ubuntu), along with vSphere (4 node cluster). 60+ virtual machines and 8 physical servers. This doesn't include my personal homelab.

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